RALEIGH - Open house and birthday party celebrating the 60th anniversary of Raleigh's oldest active fire station. The event was scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and was announced with signs, neighborhood flyers, and a city press release. Old Engine 6, a 1950 Mack, and old Engine 4, a 1926 American LaFrance, were displayed, along with one
of the two new Pierce aerial platforms. Station 6 was housed in a nearby rented building from 1943 to 1948, also shown. Engine Company 6 moved into their new quarters on June 25, 1949. The "corner fire station" has also housed a ladder company, a rescue squad, and a Battalion Chief over the years. Read more history of Station 6. Photos include "then and now" images, comparing a 1950 photo courtesy of North Carolina State Archives with today. "B" shift.
Mike Legeros photographs.